A rural development department (RDD) employee was killed, while his colleague received serious injuries when a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge at Dranga area of Bhadarwah on Tuesday evening.
According to reports, both employees were posted at Bhalla and Gundna blocks and were returning from their duties to Bhaderwah.
When contacted SHO Bhadarwah, Munir Khan said, “Both RDD employees were on their way from Doda to Bhadarwah in Swift Dzire Car (JK06A-4043), when reached at Dranga area, driver lost control on steering of the vehicle and after skidding on the road, vehicle fell into the gorge.”
“The injured employees were shifted to SDH Bhadarwah, where doctors declared one of them as brought dead, while seriously injured has been shifted to GMC Jammu for further treatment,” SHO added.
Police identified the deceased as Vijay Kumar (Accountant in RDD at Gundna) son of Jia Lal of Vasakdera Bhaderwah, while injured has been identified as Aadil Ahmed (VLW in RDD at Bhalla) son of late Mohammad Najeeb Batt, Resident of Chakka Bhaderwah.A case under relevant sections of the law has been registered at concerned police station.